should I go by the engine oil life remaining % gauge to change my oil?


Asked by Dec 03, 2014 at 02:45 PM about the 2014 Honda Accord Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I already have 6000 miles on my honda, and the oil % say's there is still 50% oil life left, is this accurate? the honda dealer says to wait until it's down to 15-20% to change the oil, but that seems like I could go till 10000 miles, seems a little much between oil changes, I do most of my driving on the highway.

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it really depends on what oil is in it synthetic is better than conventional oil

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I don't know what they put in it at the factory.

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how many nmilesw r on it if it is over 5000 it should probably change it



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The more things change, the more they stay the same: Changing your oil a little bit early will NEVER hurt. Metal particulate in used oil is never good for the engine and it's parts. You all know that. Changing oil too frequently may be a bit wasteful, but your engine will only love it. Clean, clear oil is the key to a long life of the engine. That is all.

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i go by the oil life gauge which takes a long time to go down , even after 12 mo might stlll be at 40%, but I only put around 7000 a mi a yr on my 2014 Accord Sport. Owners manual says for sure to get oil changed at least once a yr regardless of the oil life indicator. Never had any problems with my engine to this point.

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Quick question...i have a 2016 accord which am actual driving 1hour in a 4 hours drive back and forth and my oil life is 15 percent. Whats the best option should i continue?

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your oil ilfe wont go down from 15% to 0 in 1 day - but I wouldnt wait too much longer esp if your last oil change was a yr ago. Owners manual says regardless of the readout (if not reading 0) get oil changed at least once a yr which is what I do with my 15 Accord Sport at which time I get inspection and tires rotated at same time (I only put on 6,000 mi s yr) Hope this helps.

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